Celebrities Assault Boston's Straight Pride Parade
Earlier this week news broke about a group of three guys who call themselves Super Happy Fun America attempting to launch their straight pride parade as a response to LGBT parades. The initiation comes from Boston and no doubt that these guys really can make it happen.
Mark Sahara, the leader of this group says:
“Straight people are an oppressed majority. We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate.”
The group decreed that their parade deserves to have “the same parade route as the Boston Pride Parade and the same accommodations given for the LGBTQ+ parade.”
Famous actor, Chris Evans one of the first reacted to this.
"Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!!" Captain America tweets.
Wow! Cool initiative, fellas!! Just a thought, instead of ‘Straight Pride’ parade, how about this: The ‘desperately trying to bury our own gay thoughts by being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our emotions as children’ parade? Whatta ya think? Too on the nose?? https://t.co/gaBWtq2PaL— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 5, 2019
Evans then cosigned the thoughts of James Bell, who wrote:
"It's official. Boston is going to have a 'Straight Pride Parade.'
I'm straight. I like being straight. A big reason why I like being straight is that I've never once experienced bigotry for my sexuality. I didn't have to fight for my right to marry the person of my choosing. I didn't have to concern myself with being beaten or killed because others didn't accept who I wanted to sleep with. I didn't have to stay closeted out of fear, or worry about the reaction of my family, friends, or colleagues by coming out.
On Boston's "Straight Pride Parade." pic.twitter.com/VBndnrpYlo— James Fell (@BodyForWife) June 4, 2019
Wow, the number gay/straight pride parade false equivalencies are disappointing. For those who don’t understand the difference, see below. Instead of going immediately to anger(which is actually just fear of what you don’t understand)take a moment to search for empathy and growth https://t.co/e98K0Z150T— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 5, 2019
A favorite of all America, actor Brad Pitt, whose face was chosen as a mascot for this venture threatened to take further actions if Boston three don't stop using his face in this "ridiculous and homophobic endeavor". So it remains unclear whether Pitt is for straight parade to happen or not.
And here is what Mayor of Boston City, Marty Walsh himself says about this:
I know everyone has read the news about the "Straight Pride Parade" group that's looking to host a parade in Boston. We want to clear a few things up.— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) June 6, 2019
"First, Boston's values are clear: respect, diversity, and acceptance of all. As Mayor, I'm proud to host our annual Pride Week, where our city comes together to celebrate the diversity, strength and acceptance of our LGBTQ community." Second, permits to host a public event are granted based on operational feasibility, not based on values or endorsements of beliefs. The City of Boston cannot deny a permit based on an organization's values."
Well, sounds likes straight pride parade might actually happen, with Brad Pitt or without.
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